May/June 2002

Features in this Issue

The Moscow Summit

In May, US President George Bush became only the sixth sitting US President to visit Russia. On the eve of this visit, we met with one of Russia's leading Amerikanists, Georgi Bovt, and got his read on what to expect for the summit and the months beyond.

100 Young Russians to Watch

With this, our ninth installment, we bring to a close our year-and-a-half-long series “One Hundred Young Russians To Watch in the New Century.”

Man of Birch

Invite Vasily Chikov to a party and it's likely he'll turn up in a birch bark vest and hat ... and serenade you and your guests with a flute made from, you guessed it, birch bark!

Eye of the Photographer

Dmitry Azarov has a gift for catching public figures in private moments, as this two page photo essay demonstrates.

The Magazine Boom

Want proof Russia's economy is on the mend? Look no further than the newsstands. New national magazine brands are being introduced every week. So we sent Editor Mikhail Ivanov to look at what is behind the boom in publishing and where it is going.

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